Tag Archives: Ian Kennedy

SEEING RED

Issue Number: 4919
Seeing Red

Second Lieutenant Wesley Muldoon was a gifted but hot-headed U.S. air force pilot. Before being called up he had studied politics at university and held unpopular communist beliefs. Seizing a chance to ferry an aircraft to America’s Soviet allies, Muldoon was delighted to see Russia for himself. Soon he even became part of a Russian […]

EAGLE IN THE SUN

Issue Number: 4918
Eagle In The Sun

In the air war over Russia Anton Pozetski found life dangerous and confusing. It was easy to identify the enemy — they were the Germans and they shot at you. However, it wasn’t so easy to identify your friends. For a start, the Political Commissar and the Squadron Commander were apt to stab you in […]

TROUBLE ALL THE WAY

Issue Number: 4914
Trouble All The Way

A Royal Navy destroyer is a formidable fighting unit — fast, well-armed and deadly. So when Pete Brandon was posted to join one in Rangoon, he was delighted. But what happened? Instead of joining the destroyer, he found himself on a little H.D.M.L. — a Harbour Defence Motor Launch! Well, he didn’t know it then, […]

THE LONG CHASE

Issue Number: 4910
The Long Chase

The Sunderland hurtled in like an avenging angel and two depth charges fell from beneath her wings. Seconds later two explosions signalled the end of the U-boat beneath her. Flight-Lieutenant Jack Gregory and his crew were jubilant, for the weary months of training and patrolling had paid off. But they wouldn’t have been so happy […]

ESCAPE OR DEATH

Issue Number: 4909
Escape or Death

Captain Jon Laker and Lieutenant Rodney Smythe-Simmons were stuck in a remote P.O.W. camp in desolate Poland. Both came from aristocratic families and this made them viable candidates for an important Nazi prisoner exchange operation. However, when the chance to escape unexpectedly came their way both men knew they had to seize it…or die trying.

HOME FRONT HEROES

Issue Number: 4895
Home Front Heroes

The crew of a Boulton Paul Defiant night-fighter were puzzled. Why was an Airspeed Oxford trainer aircraft flying above England under cover of darkness? The gunner wondered if perhaps something secretive was going on. How right he was. But there was no way that he could have known that the Oxford was being flown by […]

DO YOUR DUTY

Issue Number: 4893
Do Your Duty

By October 1945 World War II was over but some British forces were redeployed to the island of Java to support Allied troops in a battle with Nationalist guerrillas. The beleaguered men had expected to have been back home by now and some refused to fight. RAF mechanic Danny Cullen was stuck in the middle […]